Hello! It’s Friday! Who’s excited?? I don’t have much planned, but I’m stoked just to be able to take some time to relax.
Being Friday, that means that I have some Food Facts coming your way! This week, as a part of my Nutrition 101 series, we’re covering Vitamin B2, aka Riboflavin. This little dude is an important part of your body’s energy production cycle, as well as performing quite a few other necessary duties.
Riboflavin is a water-soluble vitamin, so it needs to be replaced daily. Have you ever noticed that your urine is bright yellow after taking a vitamin B supplement or drinking an energy drink? The bright yellow color is actually cause by excess (bright yellow) riboflavin leaving the body. Because all of the excess vitamin is expelled from the body, you don’t have to worry about over-consumption or toxicity of vitamin B2.
B-vitamins all work together, and are dependent on each other, so if you are considering supplementation, I recommend a vitamin B-complex, rather than just a riboflavin supplement, unless recommend by a physician.